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Montana looks for home win vs Montana State

February 22, 2019

Montana State (12-13, 9-6) vs. Montana (19-6, 12-2)

Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Montana looks for its eighth straight win over Montana State at Dahlberg Arena. The last victory for the Bobcats at Montana was a 73-67 win on Feb. 27, 2010.

STEPPING UP: Tyler Hall and Harald Frey have led the Bobcats. Hall is averaging 19.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Frey is putting up 16.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and five assists per game. The Grizzlies have been anchored by Ahmaad Rorie and Sayeed Pridgett. Rorie has averaged 15.1 points while Pridgett has put up 13.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

KEY FACILITATOR: Pridgett has had his hand in 43 percent of all Montana field goals over the last three games. Pridgett has 30 field goals and eight assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: Montana State is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 12-8 when scoring at least 68.

SHARING THE BURDEN: Montana State is a perfect 9-0 when at least four of its players score 10 or more points. The team is 3-13 when fewer than four Bobcats players score in double-figures.

STINGY DEFENSE: Montana has held opposing teams to 68.6 points per game, the lowest figure among all Big Sky teams.

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